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Geography of India

Study for your quiz on The Geography of India

TermDefinition
Monsoons Seasonal wind patterns that cause wet and dry seasons.
Sanskrit Ancient India's most influential language.
Subcontinent A large landmass smaller than a continent.
Where did Harappan civilization develop? In the valley by the Indus River.
Who was India's first civilization? Harappan
What invention made the Harappan civilization more advanced? They create a weight measurement system. They also had indoor plumbing in each house.
How did the Aryans influence India? They invaded India and ended the Harappan civilization and gave India the language of Sanskrit.
Himalayas Mountains found in the north of India. It is the highest mountain in the world.
Raja The leader of a group of Aryans.
Aryans Invaders from Central Asia who were nomads. Ended the Harappan civilization.
Harappa The city where the Harappan civilization settled.
Indus River The river that flows from the mountains through India. India's first civilization stated he
Ganges River Another river found in India that flowed from the mountains. Remember rivers were important to civilization because it provided fertile land.
Hindu Kush Mountains Another mountain found in India. Remember mountain provided natural protection from invaders
Created by: samir.ezzelarb